Ryan Newman isn't sure what the future holds.
But Newman, 35, who finds himself in his second contract year in as many seasons, doesn't seem the least bit concerned.
"I'm here to represent my sponsor and win a championship," Newman said. "I have my personal goals and I have my team goals. What happens, happens. What I do and where I end up, is where I end up. If I stay, I stay, If I don't, I don't. I have to do what's best for me."
The driver of the No. 39 Stewart/Haas Racing Chevrolet earned a reprieve for 2013. After shopping the driver market last season, he accepted a one-year deal at a reduced pay rate to remain with the organization - his racing home since 2009. Quicken Loans has signed on for half of the races, but as is the case with Newman's teammates Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick, sponsorship is needed for all three cars.
Despite the uncertainty, Newman, insists that he's not carrying a greater burden into this season.
"I have no extra pressure on myself to perform ...